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Scotichronicon
Definitionby Jeffrey King

Scotichronicon

The Scotichronicon is a 15th Century CE legendary chronicle by Walter Bower (c. 1385 – 1449 CE) which recounts the history of Scotland and the Scottish people. The Scotichronicon begins with the Biblical Creation story and ends with...
Queen Scota Unfurls the Sacred Banner
Imageby John Fergus O'Hea

Queen Scota Unfurls the Sacred Banner

Scota, the mythological progenitor of the Gaels, as depicted by John Fergus O'Hea, 1838-1922 CE.
Scota and Goidel Glas (Illustration)
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Scota and Goidel Glas (Illustration)

This illustration from a 15th Century CE manuscript of Walter Bowers' epic Scotichronicon portrays Scota and Goídel Glas, the legendary progenitors of the Gaelic people.
Ancient Scotland
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Scotland

Scotland is a country which, today, comprises the northern part of Great Britain and includes the islands known as the Hebrides and the Orkneys. The name derives from the Roman word "Scotti" which designated an Irish tribe who invaded the...
Lebor Gabála Erenn
Definitionby Jeffrey King

Lebor Gabála Erenn

The Lebor Gabála Érenn or The Book of the Taking of Ireland, is a pseudo-historical collection of poetry and prose narrative which was first compiled in the 11th Century CE. The Lebor Gabála centers around an origin myth...
Stone of Scone
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Stone of Scone

The Stone of Scone (Gaelic: Lia Fail), also known as the Stone of Destiny or Coronation Stone, is a block of sandstone associated with the coronation ceremonies of the medieval monarchs of Scotland. These ceremonies were held at Scone, a...